Established in 2011 by the Lone Mountain Alumnae Association (LMAA) in partnership with the University of San Francisco (USF), the Lone Mountain Heritage Circle honors the teaching legacy of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, supports the preservation and beautification of the historic Lone Mountain campus and ensures ongoing recognition of the legacy of San Francisco College for Women/Lone Mountain.
Following Lone Mountain’s closure in 1978, a small group of women persevered over decades to keep the LMAA alive. In 2004, the association established and endowed a Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship as a permanent tribute to the educational excellence of the Sacred Heart order, who trained generations of outstanding teachers. Awarded annually, the scholarship supports experienced educators seeking graduate degrees at USF’s School of Education.
In 2011, the LMAA partnered with Thomas Lucas, S.J., USF Professor of Art and Curator of the Thacher Gallery on USF’s main campus, to develop and promote a visionary long-range plan to beautify and enhance the Lone Mountain campus. To support this effort, a Lone Mountain Alumnae Campus Enhancement Fund has been created and a detailed plan with priority projects and naming opportunities was announced in October, 2011.
In 2012, a third fund was established to endow the Lone Mountain Heritage Room, a much loved seminar room on the Lone Mountain campus, as a permanent repository for Lone Mountain yearbooks, photographs and memorabilia. Contributions to endow, name and renovate the Heritage Room may be directed to the Lone Mountain Endowed Campus Enhancement Fund.